Isaiah 26:4

4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.

Isaiah 26:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
ESV
4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.
NLT
4 Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock.
MSG
4 Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord God you have a sure thing.
CSB
4 Trust in the Lord forever, because in Yah, the Lord, is an everlasting rock!

Isaiah 26:4 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 26:4

Trust ye in the Lord for ever
In the Word of the Lord for ever and ever, as the Targum again; that is, at all times, in every state and condition, in times of affliction, temptation, and darkness; for he will support under, and in his own time deliver out of every trouble, and cause all things to work to gether for good; and trust in him always, for everything, for all temporal blessings, and for all spiritual ones, and for eternal life and happiness; for he has them, has promised them, and will give them: for in the Lord JEHOVAH [is] everlasting strength;
Christ is the Lord JEHOVAH, which is, and was, and is to come, self-existent, eternal, and immutable; and in him is strength, as well as righteousness for his people; and that for everything it is wanted for, to bear up under temptations and afflictions, to withstand every spiritual enemy, to exercise every grace, and discharge every duty: and this strength is everlasting; it always continues in him, and is always to be had from him; he is the "eternal" God, who is the refuge of his people, and his "arms" of power and might "underneath" them are "everlasting": the words may be rendered, "for in Jah" is "Jehovah, the Rock of ages" F17; Jehovah the Son is in Jehovah the Father, according to ( John 10:38 ) ( 14:11 ) or "Jah Jehovah" is "the Rock of ages", so Vitringa; he is the "Rock" on which the church and every believer is built, against which "the gates of hell cannot prevail"; and he has been the Rock of his people in ages past, and will be in ages to come: or "of worlds"; this world, and that to come; and so it is explained in the Talmud F18, he that trusts in the Lord has a refuge in this world, and in the world to come.


FOOTNOTES:

F17 (Mymlwe rwu hwhy hyb) "in Jah [est] Jehovah, rupes saeculorum".
F18 T. Bab. Menachot, fol. 29. 2.

Isaiah 26:4 In-Context

2 Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith.
3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.
5 He humbles those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low; he levels it to the ground and casts it down to the dust.
6 Feet trample it down— the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Isaiah 12:2; Isaiah 50:10
  • 2. S Psalms 62:8
  • 3. S Genesis 49:24